Charming Armenian Street at George Town, Penang

Armenian Street, Penang

Armenian Street, Penang

My weekend trip to Penang was good fun and the leisurely two days were just right to explore the Island.

The best part about the place, according to me was exploring George Town especially Armenian street which is in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage Zone.

'Kids on Bicycle' painted by a young Lithuanian artist named Ernest Zacharevic

‘Kids on Bicycle’ painted by a young Lithuanian artist named Ernest Zacharevic

Another wall art by the same artist

Another wall art by the same artist

The area houses some old structures and buildings interspersed with interesting wall art. The area is humming with activity with vendors selling souvenirs, cool knick-knacks, accessories, snacks and drinks. At several points you will notice bi-cycle and rickshaw rentals which are a great way to go about exploring and spotting wall art. Alternatively, you can ride in one of the many trishaws and go around shaded in the umbrella overhead. You can even get a Georgetown walking map for free which will tell you exactly where different pieces of art are located. We couldn’t spot a couple of them so my guess is that they got painted over or something.

Trishaws at Armenian street

Trishaws at Armenian street

The locale is just so charming and the several quaint cafes, dotted around make it even better. Take a pit stop in one of these and relax over some cold latte and cake.

More pictures of the place and the wall art to share how great the place is!

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George Town, Penang

More of the old part of the city, Penang

More of the old part of the city, Penang

metal art, penang

metal art, penang

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Painting titled ‘Trishaw Man’

Another wall art sample at armenian street

Another wall art sample at armenian street

4 responses to “Charming Armenian Street at George Town, Penang

    • Hi Param/Shikha – good to see you stop by and thanks. Do include visit to Penang if you plan Malaysia travel sometime. Its a nice laid back place and easy on the pocket too 🙂
      And provides great photo opportunities …

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